Weight: contest 135/ offseason 173 - Currently training for my first pro show, the Atlantic City Pro in Atlantic City, NJ on Sept 14-15th, 2007. I plan to be a LW, which is under 135 lbs.
Occupation - Full time Physical Therapist Assistant at a Skilled Nursing Facility. I also coaching optional level (high level) gymnastics for Cobb Gymnastics in Marietta, GA. and do of in-home personal training during my spare time.
Favorite bodybuilders: Mimi Jabalee, Denise Masino, and Lenda Murray. Favorite Fitness Athlete: Jen Hendershott
MONDAY - AM: cardio/ PM: Legs & cardio
TUESDAY - AM: Back & cardio/ PM: Bi's, Tri's, and cardio
WEDNESDAY - AM: cardio/ PM: Chest, shoulders, and cardio
THURSDAY - AM: Back thickness only & cardio/ PM: cardio
FRIDAY - AM: cardio/ PM: Shoulders & Bi's
Sat/Sun - OFF
Right now I'm prepping hard for the USA. I am working at bringing up my weak bodyparts as well as getting as lean as possible. Cardio is very high right now, but I'm looking to come in the best shape of my career for this show! I cannot wait!
2005: NPC USA, 1st Light Heavyweights + Overall (earned Pro Card)
2004: Jr. Nationals, 2nd Light Heavyweights (135)
2003: Jr. Nationals, 3rd MW (weight 132)
2002: Southern States, National Qualifier, 2nd place MW (123)
2001: Southeastern USA, National Qualifier, 1st place MW (125)
2001: Jr. Florida, 1st place MW and Overall (126)
I've always been athletic throughout my life. I started training as a gymnast at the age of 4 and had to retire from the sport at 17. I competed as a national level gymnast and my ultimate plan was to go to college on a full scholarship for gymnastics but had a career ending injury and had to turn down all scholarship offers. I had fractured/dislocated my ankle in approx 20 places and so far I've had 5 surgeries to correct the problem, including a cartilage transplant from knee to ankle.
After having to quit gymnastics, I needed something that would keep me fit. I was used to training in gymnastics 6 days per week and was now starting to gain weight from being in a cast/crutches for almost a year, nevermind the lack of exercise. I decided it was time to get back in the gym and start lifting again. Once I started seeing real progress, I decided I wanted to train for my first bodybuilding show.
I competed in my first bodybuilding competition at 21 and was very pleased how I looked on stage. I dieted/trained myself for my that competition which was probably the hardest thing I've ever had to do. It took so much time and dedication, not just for training/cardio, but to figure out how my body works and responds to different foods/diets. Once I saw what I looked like on stage at my first show, I realized how much I had accomplished and how much I really loved bodybuilding.
I have never had this much motivation to train before in my life. Over the past few years I have watched my body evolve and develop into something I never thought I could attain. I am still extremely young in this sport and cannot wait to see what I will look like in my 30s like most of my fellow competitors. It only gets better with age. This is a sport of time and I can't wait to continue GROWING! I am trying to really make a difference in the sport and become a person that can make it marketable once again... Like it used to be when Cory Everson dominated it. There is no reason why we can't go back to that look. I am ready to BRING IT. :) I do believe it can be attained... Size, symmetry, and beauty and I want to be the one to do it.
Amanda does not do sessions or wrestling of any kind. Please don't ask!!